Rocinante

Re: Thunderbolt and Windows 10 - Painful hard way and Advice
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2020, 01:30:13 PM »
Whoops great stuff and thank you for your suffering for the rest of us. I am planning to someday move over to the MOTU avb thunderbolt system and have gone through the pains of integrating a MOTU pcie-424 card with a more modern desktop, that could also support thunderbolt. They just don't have pcie-16 slots anymore. I ended up getting my hands on an "Avid certified" HPZ800 server that has been a dream to work with, albeit it probably can't do thunderbolt. That said with 12 cores and capable of using 192 gigs of ram (I have 48 in it currently) I see no reason yet to change anything. It also uses 2 solid state drives plus 2 more hard drives for storage and via an HD192 and an an Apogee AD16X and DA16x can record and playback 24 tracks I/O @24/96 with plug ins on several without a hiccup.
I'd be weary to push it to 36 tracks though.
When MOTU's pcie-424 came out it was a nightmare for Windows users for years. People dropped $2,500 on systems that wouldnt work as the drivers were very picky about which motherboard the pcie-424 was in. After reading endless complaints that went on for months I bit the bullet and went with the Digidesign (soon to be Avid) 192 ADDA. A few years later and lucky for me I was able to sell my Avid HD cards before they dropped so drastically in value, picked up a 2408mklll and pcie-424 to use as a bridge and haven't looked back.
That said the specs and capabilities of the MOTU thunderbolt line are hard to ignore. I'll probably bite the bullet and now I know; get the Z390.
If there's a harder way to do this, I haven't found it yet.


Whoops

Re: Thunderbolt and Windows 10 - Painful hard way and Advice
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2020, 06:53:56 PM »
I was able to return the Asus motherboard, plus the Thunderbolt 3 PCi card.

I ordered a Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE, that has 2x TB3 ports , so no need for a PCi card.
There's also a lot of threads on UAD forums on this motherboard, so at least even if I have problems there's at least shared experience with this model.

Let's see,
up until now buying a new PC had been a nightmare, I hope this new Motherboard makes things easier and I can finally start to use a PC I bought the parts for 1 month ago.

3nity

Re: Thunderbolt and Windows 10 - Painful hard way and Advice
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2020, 08:40:11 PM »
Asus Prime Z490-P LGA 1200 has a Thunderbolt header too.
Life is a path, death the destination.

gyraf

Re: Thunderbolt and Windows 10 - Painful hard way and Advice
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2020, 01:39:08 AM »
Thanks - good and clear thread on a very unclear topic..
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

Whoops

Re: Thunderbolt and Windows 10 - Painful hard way and Advice
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2020, 09:00:09 AM »
The new motherboard only arrived today, waited a month and a half.
Completely lost the stamina to build a new computer now
 :-\

Hope that when I start assembling it the energy returns



 

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